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The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe by Sydney Anglo
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The biggest problem here is that Anglo's book is now sixteen years old, and the research in HEMA has exploded since then. When he published it, Anglo's book would have been the most up-to-date, introductory-level survey of European Renaissance and la ...more
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The Talhoffer Society by Michael Edelson
The Talhoffer Society
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The protagonists, Jack and Freddie, have spent their lives trying to revive and perfect European martial arts that have fallen out of use. For their own reasons (which I won't recap here in order to avoid spoilers), they both accept invitations to a
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Seed by Michael Edelson
Seed
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If you're a fan of LOST, Lord of the Flies, et al, you'll love this book. It's a fast paced thriller with a real, believable protagonist and a sci-fi premise that is actually believable (and internally consistent).

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The Knightly Art of Battle by Kenneth C. Mondschein
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This book has some absolutely beautiful illustrations - high quality scans from the Getty copy of Fiore's manuscript - but there's not much information for people already familiar with HEMA. Some background info on Fiore, and commentary of the scans ...more
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Fairest by Marissa Meyer
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Gladiatoria by Dierk Hagedorn
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This is, in my mind, everything a good HEMA book should encompass -

About half of the book is taken up by contextual essays, such as an essay on the fechtbücher, an essay on harness and it's styles, and harnisfechten. The essays, which are accompanied
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I33 by Andrew Kenner
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The biggest problem this book has is that there is no transcript or translation of 1.33 itself (I understand, though regret, the lack of scans because that can get quite expensive and this appears to be self-published). So there's no way of being abl ...more
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The World Encyclopedia Of Swords And Sabres by Harvey J.S. Withers
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The author here clearly is interested in the military swords and sabres of the late 1700s and 1800s, far beyond the time period where swords were most effective. There's a definite lack of scholarship in the medieval sections - which he can get away ...more
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The Noble Art of the Sword by Tobias Capwell
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I'm giving this five stars for Peter Johnsson's sword geometry essay alone, but the entire thing is worth a look. The swords (mostly rapiers) themselves are fantastic, but where this book truly shines is in the essays about the German fechtbucher, an ...more
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